10/11/8 Proposed "U.S.- Iranian Grand Bargain" to Salvage U.S.Agenda


Many 'word warriors' among us have been stoking the fire a long time predicting imminent u.s. war on Iran. No argument that the u.s. prepared for war militarily and with incessant psywar 'news', but beyond the threats, it was also wielding carrots, carrying on back-channel talks, getting Iran's approval of its occupation of Iraq and its puppet govt., for starters.

Many still continue to predict this imminent war without taking into account the major changes political-economic-military setbacks that have severely weakened u.s. imperialism. Though it is a possibility, directly or via its zionist proxy, it is not a likelihood as many of us have argued for a long time, and it has distracted people, even mobilized street protests against a possible attack instead of against actual genocidal u.s. wars.

Below, an imperialist thinktank analysis puts U.S. - Iran in the context of u.s. geostrategic agenda, proposing a new policy to salvage u.s. supremacy in the ME and beyond, to beat out rapidly gaining capitalist rivals China & Russia. Considering the all-round u.s. political-economic-military situation, some variation on this proposal is necessary for the empire and I think likely to be implemented under the next probably dem. admin. despite opposition. (Check out bipartisan participants who's who at the recent newamerica conference -- a good antidote to and exposure of the electoral con-game distracting and paralyzing u.s. 'progressives')

This much 'oilier' policy to maintain u.s. hegemony, if reported at all by the 'news, will of course be presented in neoliberal drag as a step toward 'peace', so our readers need to be prepared, to see how it serves the u.s. bipartisan global agenda.



Time for a U.S.-Iranian Grand Bargain

10/9/8 Jewish Historian a 'Jewish People' was Invented

Historian admits idea of a 'Jewish People' was invented ... and he's alive to talk about it!

Book refuting Jewish taboo on Israel’s bestseller list
Jonathan Cook, Foreign Correspondent
October 06. 2008 10:38PM UAE
Abu Dhabi

Idea of a Jewish people invented, says historian

No one is more surprised than Shlomo Sand that his latest academic work has spent 19 weeks on Israel's bestseller list – and that success has come to the history professor despite his book challenging Israel's biggest taboo.
Dr. Sand argues that the idea of a Jewish nation – whose need for a safe haven was originally used to justify the founding of the state of Israel – is a myth invented little more than a century ago.
An expert on European history at Tel Aviv University, Dr. Sand drew on extensive historical and archaeological research to support not only this claim but several more – all equally controversial.
In addition, he argues that the Jews were never exiled from the Holy Land, that most of today's Jews have no historical connection to the land called Israel and that the only political solution to the country's conflict with the Palestinians is to abolish the Jewish state.
The success of When and How Was the Jewish People Invented? looks likely to be repeated around the world. A French edition, launched last month, is selling so fast that it has already had three print runs.
Translations are under way into a dozen languages, including Arabic and English. But he predicted a rough ride from the pro-Israel lobby when the book is launched by his English publisher, Verso, in the United States next year.
In contrast, he said Israelis had been, if not exactly supportive, at least curious about his argument. Tom Segev, one of the country's leading journalists, has called the book "fascinating and challenging."

10/5 $5Trillion Fix; CruciFIXion Time; New US "Stability Ops"; Israeli Nukes & Modesty Patrols; Afghanistan:"Fate of Eurasia..."

The master's tools will never dismantle the master's house.
Audre Lorde

...the process of production appears merely as an unavoidable intermediate link, as a necessary evil for the sake of money-making. All nations with a capitalist mode of production are therefore seized periodically by a feverish attempt to make money without the intervention of the process of production.
Karl Marx, Capital, Volume II, “The Circuit of Money Capital”

'Forces of production and social relations – two different sides of the development of the social individual – appear to capital as mere means, and are merely means, for it to produce on its limited foundation. In fact, however, they are the material conditions to blow this foundation sky-high.'
Karl Marx

Note: U.S. capitalism will never spontaneously collapse of its own dead weight. Parasite that it is, it will suck its survival out of the world's peoples even more brutally than it wrings its global dominance from their blood and backs

"The hidden hand of the market will never work without a hidden fist. McDonald's cannot flourish without McDonnell Douglas, the designer of the U.S. Air Force F-15. And the hidden fist that keeps the world safe for Silicon Valley's technologies to flourish is called the U.S. Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps."
Thomas Friedman, NYT

note: mass suicides would suit the democratic bloodsuckers infinitely more than resistance in the streets
Ohio woman, 90, shoots self, keeps home





Excerpts From Pentagon's Plan: 'Prevent the Re-Emergence of a New Rival'
NYT March 8, 1992
Following are excerpts from the Pentagon's Feb. 18 draft of the Defense Planning Guidance for the Fiscal Years 1994-1999: This Defense Planning guidance addresses the fundamentally new situation which has been created by the collapse of the Soviet Union, the disintegration of the internal as well as the external empire, and the discrediting of Communism as an ideology with global pretensions and influence. The new international environment has also been shaped by the victory of the United States and its coalition allies over Iraqi aggression -- the first post-cold-war conflict and a defining event in U.S. global leadership. In addition to these two victories, there has been a less visible one, the integration of Germany and Japan into a U.S.-led system of collective security and the creation of a democratic "zone of peace."

1996 A Clean Break: A New Strategy for Securing the Realm
A policy blueprint for incoming Israeli president Benjamin Netanyahu prepared by The U.S. Institute for Advanced Strategic and Political Studies’ "Study Group on a New Israeli Strategy Toward 2000."

1997 A Geostrategy For Eurasia, by Zbigniew Brzezinski (now an Obama foreign policy advisor)
Foreign Affairs,76:5, September/October 1997 Council on Foreign Relations Inc.

9/27 CIA-ISI Destabilization in South and Central Asia; Finance Capital's Staggering Bipartisan Coup; Militarized 'Homeland'

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"It is not a conflict between Russia and Georgia. It is a conflict between Russia and the United States. The United States, in fact, attacked Russia with Georgian hands."
 Russian State Duma Deputy Sergey Markov

“But if the middle space [Russia and the former Soviet Union] rebuffs the West [the European Union and America], becomes an assertive single entity, and either gains control over the South [Middle East] or forms an alliance with the major Eastern actor [China], then America’s primacy in Eurasia shrinks dramatically. The same would be the case if the two major Eastern players were somehow to unite. Finally, any ejection of America by its Western partners [the Franco-German entente] from its perch on the western periphery [Europe] would automatically spell the end of America’s... game on the Eurasian chessboard...that would probably also mean the eventual subordination of the western extremity to a revived player occupying the middle space [e.g. Russia].”
 Zbigniew Brzezinski [Obama advisor] (The Grand Chessboard: American Primacy and Its Geostrategic Imperatives, 1997)
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1997 A Geostrategy For Eurasia
by Zbigniew Brzezinski
Foreign Affairs,76:5, September/October 1997 Council on Foreign Relations Inc.

(excerpt from) Joe Biden's speech at the Democratic convention Aug 27 2008

9/21 How U.S./NGO "Humanitarian Aid" Works: HRW & "Doctrine for Asymmetric War Against Venezuela"

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Venezuela Expels Human Rights Watch Director for “Meddling Illegally”
James Suggett -
Sept. 19, 2008
Mérida, September 19, 2008 ( The Venezuelan government expelled two employees of the U.S-based NGO Human Rights Watch (HRW), Americas Director José Miguel Vivanco and Americas Deputy Director Daniel Wilkinson, after the two presented a report that praised Venezuela's 1999 Constitution but harshly criticized the "government's willful disregard for the institutional guarantees and fundamental rights that make democratic participation possible." In a press release, the Venezuelan Foreign Relations Ministry said Vivanco and Wilkinson "have done violence to the constitution" and "assaulted the institutions" of Venezuela by "meddling illegally in the internal affairs of our country."

The ministry also said the HRW report is linked to the "unacceptable strategy of aggression" of the United States government. The ministry said the expulsion of Vivanco and Wilkinson was in the interest of "national sovereignty" and "the defense of the people against aggressions by international factors."...

9/19/8 Making Sense of the Crisis: Henry K. Liu, F.William Engdahl, Karl Marx & V.I. Lenin

We have pacified some thousands of the islanders and buried them; destroyed their fields; burned their villages, and turned their widows and orphans out-of-doors; furnished heartbreak by exile to some dozens of disagreeable patriots; subjugated the remaining ten millions by Benevolent Assimilation, which is the pious new name of the musket; we have acquired property in the three hundred concubines and other slaves of our business partner Sultan of Sulu, and hoisted our protecting flag over that swag. And so, by the Providences of God – and the phrase is the government's, not mine – we are a World Power Mark Twain

9/19/8 Making Sense of the Crisis: Henry K. Liu

Digest note: Readers know the mainstream media casts the monetary symptoms of this long-brewing, deep structural crisis of capital which finally erupted into public view, as the whole story. The news comes as an unfathomable shock to most people because this crisis has been disguised as isolated phenomena, bursting housing bubbles, downturns, etc.,to camouflage its systemic roots and nature, with its surface effects. Making sense of this irreversible crisis is critical.

9/17/8 Bolivia v. U.S. Background: Ambassador of Balkanisation: from Kosovo to Bolivia

Note: U.S. 'soft power' turns 'hard' against reformist social democrats

Bolivia Versus the Empire Morales Sí, Secession No
By Patrick Irelan
Evo Morales is a patient man. After he was elected president of Bolivia in 2005, he set about in a peaceful and democratic way to liberate his country’s oppressed majority. That majority includes indigenous South American Indians, who make up over 55 percent of the population, plus a large proportion of the country’s mestizos, who constitute a total of 30 percent of the population. Morales himself is an Aymara Indian, the first indigenous president in the history of Bolivia. The remaining 15 percent of the population is as white as the faces you recently saw at the Republican National Convention. (Ethnic statistics courtesy of the CIA’s World Factbook.)

During the campaign, Morales and his Movement Toward Socialism (MAS) promised to distribute the country’s oil and natural gas revenue in a manner that would help the impoverished majority without sending the white minority into the poorhouse. He also wanted to institute land reform for the benefit of the landless peasantry. In a manner reminiscent of the Spanish latifundia, 5 percent of the producers owned 89 percent of the arable land. The poorest 80 percent owned a mere 3 percent of the land (Nidia Diaz, Granma, 12/7/2006). In Bolivia, it’s quite common for a wealthy family to own 30,000 acres or more. In the departments of Santa Cruz and Beni, a mere 14 families own three million hectares of farmland (Diaz). One hectare equals 2.47 acres. You do the arithmetic. The mainstream press in the United States sometimes calls these people “farmers,” which I assume is meant as a joke. Anyone with that much land isn’t a farmer. He’s a landlord or a land baron or the lord of the manor. This type of land ownership is medieval...

9/15 Haitian "Unrest" Feared; 8 million Pakistanis to Fight US; Latin America Rising Against U.S.Bolivia Coup Moves

Digest note: the explosive intensification of the U.S. capital crisis spreading across the world is still in its early stage. Despite wishful delusions and demagogic lies, the 'policy' bandaids recommended by all parties are part of the problem, not the solution.

This crisis will not lead to reduced spending for the global imperialist war, but to the only possible means of survival for u.s. capital: expanding its base for maximizing accumulation globally, despite failures and blowback so far that have deepened the crisis. There will be further military aggression, with tactical changes, to do what's essential: eliminate the major capitalist rivals and the mass resistance preventing a temporary resolution of this crisis by expanding u.s. hegemony.

This war around however, the unrivalled u.s. domination secured through WW2, is under fierce attack worldwide, the fascist GWOT reviled for what it is and resisted everywhere but the 'homeland'. The u.s. plan to maintain supremacy under the guise of 'power sharing' with other major rivals is seen for what it is -- a desperate move on the part of a dying, strategically weak empire -- and an opportunity for other capitalist states to assert their own independence from the u.s. and their growing collaboration with each other, as with Russia, China and Latin America.

Opposition by these rivals, any and all defeats for our common enemy and their weakening of u.s. imperialism-zionism, world enemy #1, is indeed welcome. But it is nevertheless capitalism uniting against the masses for its own good, necessarily at the peoples' expense. For fundamental, systemic change, we must unite against capitalist rule because in any language, in any country, capitalism, based on exploitation and oppression, is the root source of the horrors destroying humanity and the planet.


9/11/08 A Global Empire by Destruction, Terror & Death: 911 and the Great American Decline

Digest Commentary:
9-11-2001, its genesis, circimstances and consequences, is a searing but miniscule representation of the deadly impact of everything amerikan on the rest of the world.
Assessing whether 911 was an inside job is primarily a political, not technical, assessment: what is the geopolitical context, "who benefits"? It means taking into account the entire past as well as present violent history of american capitalism's white supremacist quest for 'manifest destiny'. Those who insist the U.S. govt. could never commit such a heinous crime reflect the inculcated popular ignorance of america's racist history, born and fattened on genocide, slavery and unprecedented crimes against humanity -- including manufactured pretexts for all its imperialists wars for global 'supremacy'. 911, like all other events, can only be understood in this context of past history and the present deep structural crisis of U.S. capitalism driving the bipartisan agenda to secure full-spectrum dominance before other major, now capitalist, powers -- China and/or Russia -- sink the U.S. hegemonic empire.

Neo-liberal imperialist democrat Zbigniew Brzezinski laid out the 'imperatives' for U.S. dominance in his 1997 THE GRAND CHESSBOARD: American Primacy and its Geostrategic Imperatives, tactically advocated more gunboat diplomacy than his 'neocon' imperialist successors who believed all-or-nothing-now militarily, whose global rampage has intensified the U.S. crisis and global resistance to its 'unipolar' thuggery.

Neoliberal or neoconservative, imperialists agree that U.S. capitalism's crisis and strategic weakness demands exceptionally drastic measures. Analyses of the individual 'trees' in the U.S. jungle must be framed in this context because what is at stake is the survival, or death, of U.S. capitalism...and thus the world and all of humanity.

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